Felicity's Blog

Looking ahead from Lockdown at the beginning of 2021, the icy weather seems to capture the mood of the nation. So, as I reflect on what has occurred and muster my thoughts in anticipation of whatever the future may now hold, I share some observations in the hope that they may also help to prepare the reader for better days ahead.

Knowing what to avoid...

About the Duty of Entrepreneurs (to rise to the increasing challenges of religiously-informed and scientifically-substantiated social demand)

Know what you are doing

Finding out what needs to be done is a first step towards competency. Learning how to do it is another.

Writing for Children

How hard it must be for children at this time to make sense of what is happening? Also for parents to explain to them. Experiments to discover scientific truths involve gathering data, testing, and being peer-reviewed. This is also the case, to some extent, for responsible writing.

Appreciating Architecture

We have an awkward relationship with our buildings, which may evoke emotions ranging between awe and hatred. We may live for them, or die for them. Good buildings endure and have a timeless quality, whereas bad ones may have different excuses offered up in apology for them in every age. So, are we now entering into a new era when our knowledge has developed to such an extent, and our purposes have sufficiently matured, to ensure that those who commission and build for the present and future generations really deliver the quality that, everyone ought to know by now, is required?